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Evan Graham Turbott M.Sc., Q.S.O. – ornithologist, museum director – 1914–2014

By B.J. Gill, I.G. Thwaites & R.J. Wolfe
pp. 5–12

Abstract

Graham Turbott, former Director of Auckland War Memorial Museum, died on 12 December 2014 aged 100, severing a long link with the Museum's past. In his long retirement he retained his memory, sharp thinking and sense of humour, and was always ready to share his knowledge and recollections. He was a help and an inspiration to the current and former Museum staff who kept contact with him. This obituary emphasises Graham's museum career and Appendix 1 lists his museum-related publications. A more detailed account of his ornithological work is published elsewhere (Gill 2015).

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  • Graham Turbott, former Director of Auckland War Memorial Museum, died on 12 December 2014 aged 100, severing a long link with the Museum’s past. In his long retirement he retained his memory, sharp thinking and sense of humour, and was always ready to share his knowledge and recollections. He was a help and an inspiration to the current and former Museum staff who kept contact with him. This obituary emphasises Graham’s museum career and Appendix 1 lists his museum-related publications. A more detailed account of his ornithological work is published elsewhere (Gill 2015).
  • Obituary for Evan Graham Turbott M.Sc., Q.S.O. (1914–2014)
  • Graham Turbott, former Director of Auckland War Memorial Museum, died on 12 December 2014 aged 100, severing a long link with the Museum’s past. In his long retirement he retained his memory, sharp thinking and sense of humour, and was always ready to share his knowledge and recollections. He was a help and an inspiration to the current and former Museum staff who kept contact with him. This obituary emphasises Graham’s museum career and Appendix 1 lists his museum-related publications. A more detailed account of his ornithological work is published elsewhere (Gill 2015).
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